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Graduate School Calendar 

Below you'll find information on Graduate School deadlines regarding advancement to candidacy, defense committee requests, graduation applications, and other transactions.

Additional deadlines and dates are detailed on the official Academic Calendar and University Calendar, which are both maintained by the Registrar's Office:

 

Graduate School Deadlines 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2021 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Fall 2021 Deadlines DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Monday, March 1, 2021

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Fall 2021 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.
These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on August 27th.

Friday, August 27, 2021

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 4, 2021

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition No later than 4 pm.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Defense Committee Requests due to the GraduateSchool from Departments. 

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php
(Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR) The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Wednesday, November 10, 2021. All candidates that apply for graduation after November 10th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/ dissertations with the Graduate School.
NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2021 diplomas AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Fall 2021 Deadlines AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Monday, March 1, 2021

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Fall 2021 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments. These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on September 3rd.

Friday, September 3, 2021

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday, October 22nd, 2021. All candidates that apply for graduation after October 22nd will NOT BE
included in the publication.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School. NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, January 7, 2022

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements   must have their program submit  an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period.  This form is submitted to our   gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu  email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

Amended  10/26/2020  

 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Winter 2022 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Winter 2022 Deadlines DATE

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Department

Four weeks before defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: Application for Graduation (Masters students should apply via SOLAR)  The SOLAR application for graduation will also be available until Wednesday, November 10, 2021.  All candidates that apply for graduation after November 10th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School Office.

NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Candidates for Winter (January) diplomas must be registered in the winter session in order to graduate.  Candidates may be registered for a zero credit course (graduate level) to fulfill this requirement.  During the Fall and Spring terms, zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period.  This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

Amended 09/27/2021

 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Spring 2022 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Spring 2022 Deadlines DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Friday, October 1, 2021

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Monday, November 1, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for matriculating APP students.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Spring Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.
These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on January 28th.

Friday, January 28, 2022

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments. 

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php
(Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Wednesday, April 13, 2022. All candidates that apply for graduation after April 13th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/ dissertations with the Graduate School.
NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, June 10, 2022

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.
Revised 09/27/2021

 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Spring 2022 diplomas AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Spring 2022 Deadlines AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Friday, October 1, 2021

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Monday, November 1, 2021

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Spring 2022 matriculating APP students.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Spring Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.
These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on February 25th.

Friday, February 25, 2022

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition. No later than 4 pm.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday, April 22nd, 2022. All candidates that apply for graduation after April 22nd will NOT BE
included in the publication.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School.
NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, July 8, 2022

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Revised 10/01/2021

 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Summer 2022 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Summer 2022 Deadlines DATE

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Department

Four weeks before defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here: Application for Graduation (Masters students should apply via SOLAR)  The SOLAR application for graduation will also be available until Wednesday, April 13th, 2022.  All candidates that apply for graduation after April 13th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School Office.

NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Candidates for August diplomas must be registered in the summer session in order to graduate.  Candidates may be registered for a zero credit course (graduate level) to fulfill this requirement.  During the Fall and Spring terms, zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period.  This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

Amended 09/27/2021